23 Capacitance & Inductance - ECE 110 M-C Brunet...

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ECE 110 M.-C. Brunet Capacitance and Inductance Handout 23 M.-C. BRUNET ECE 110 UIUC 23.1 resistance J resistor capacitance J capacitor inductance J inductor dissipates energy stores energy Capacitance : measures the ability of a component to store charge. Non linear IV characteristics Symbol C Unit F (Farads) Typically: μ F J pF 10 -6 10 -12 Capacitance M.-C. BRUNET ECE 110 UIUC 23.2 The parallel-plate capacitor usually represents the negative plate insulator (dielectric) Circuit symbol μ F Lab: or: plates (conducting surfaces) A dielectric material is a material that is not an electrical conductor but can conduct current if in the presence of an electric field.
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